Summary: I already had one of these products at home. It works perfectly well and has excellent sound. So, I decided to purchase one of the same for my parents. I made a mistake and purchased one that was semi-new. The speakers were obviously used and had a loud static "sheeeee" sound. I returned the product the next day and have still not been reimbursed. This took place approximately two months ago.
Summary: The sound quality isn't all that great; specifically, the bass is way too strong and very hollow-sounding. There is also a persistent hum that is pretty annoying if the volume is low or there is no music playing (i.e. if the music isn't loud enough to cover it up). On the upside, they can be cranked pretty loud. I was able to use the equalizer software that came with another product to fine-tune the sound so it is reasonably good, but it took some time to get it there.
Summary: Well, I thought that I would try the vs4121. I love my Altec Lansing VS2121's but the volume control was getting scratchy so I thought these would replace them. I beleive that these would be great in a large room with medium to high volume but in a small office I found them difficult to adjust. At lower volume, the settings had to be changed all the time. Either very little Bass at low volume or too much at higher. Also, the mid range was not clear as it should be.
Summary: I'm no audiophile, so I was looking for a nice cheap set of speakers---for my big screen TV! I have these speakers hooked up to my JVC RP HDTV (there are audio jacks in the back of the TV). The set up is in the family room downstairs (around 300sf)where there are ceramic floors and a large area rug, plus several pieces of furniture (tables, sofa, chair, armoire, etc.
Summary: I don't recommend these speakers. The two satellites are acceptable, but the sub-woofer is waaaay too 'bassey.' It is also noticeably muddier sounding than my Yamaha sub (same size) in my living room. Furthermore, the one's I received look distinctly more silver than black. The black (as pictured) would have matched my new LCD TV. I guess I've learned from this, that there are still a few specific items that are safer NOT to purchase online.
Summary: I don't know what i excepted for 85.00.The wire from the remote speaker is built into it and came up a little short for me so i had to buy some extension to make it work where i wanted it.Also the Base is not protected magnectly so put it at least two feet away like the manual directs you to.All in all for what i payed it's not bad.One more thing,i received no quick connect card with the guide.
Summary: I just received these speakers today and the sound quality really isn't that great. I'm listening to various types of music (high bitrate MP3s - but still high quality encodings) and none of it really sounds special. Everything sounds really affected. The base has to be turned VERY low so it doesn't over power the rest of the sound. The mid-range sounds are almost non-existent.
Summary: Reviews for these speakers are remarkably mixed as you'll see. Unfortunately, I must agree with the naysayers. For the price, these speakers are quite mediocre. In fact, at low volume, my Toshiba laptop's (Satellite P105) built in Harman/Kardon speakers sound noticeably better than these. I know, hard to believe, but true. The speakers do look nice. The right speaker has volume, treble and bass control as well as an on/off switch.
Summary: I purchased these speakers primarily to replace the Altec Lansing ADA885 speakers that came with my Dell desktop computer 5 years ago. They don't even come close. Before one of the cables on the ADA885 system shorted, it was probably the best sound you could possibly get from computer speakers. Ask anyone that ever had the ADA885's. The VS 4121's are good for gaming, but not so good for music playing.